Yesterday I posted my 500th entry in this humble blog. Five hundred is a big number, a lot of words, and some investment of time, not always a lot of thought, or any real ideas, but plenty of..., well I don't know what, but there is plenty of it.
Looking back it is still uncertain what drove that first post, so many months ago. And I can't really say why I keep typing. I guess, maybe, I had something to say, and maybe I still do. Maybe, maybe I just like the idea of other people reading the things I wrote, and maybe I am just too stubborn to stop, who knows.
It seems like I should do something celebratory, something significant, but, like my reasons for starting and staying, what that would be escapes me. We are going to a pot luck dinner at our neighbors house this evening, I might pretend that is all in honor of 500! I will do that on surreptitiously, taking a few pictures, and acting like they are all there praising my talent, or at least my endurance. Look for pictures here, with embellished banners and speech bubbles, later.
I have been considering changing platforms lately, maybe Wordpress, or something similar, mostly because I have a new computer, (a Surface Pro 3) and in Microsoft Word there is an option to write, format and publish my blog posts, but I can not figure out how to use the picture server to work. (I have a Flickr, Photobucket, and Picasa account in case any of you technical wizards have any insights.) But, at 500 I am not sure I want to change.
Recently I have started submitting work to Lefty Pop, and Find.com, and they are tied at two published submissions each, so stay tuned for updates.
That covers the past, for the most part. Now, I need to start working on the future, and that is pretty cool.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
500, read and 'em weep, but please weep quietly.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.